Pioneers lose in double overtime

Photo by Tanner Boyle
Photo by Tanner Boyle

FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost to Pacific Boxers, 100-92, in double overtime on Tuesday night. This loss drops the Pioneers record to 2-7 in conference play.

Lewis & Clark was able to win the first half 37-39 after having a slow start going down 10-3 in the first five minutes. Andrew Vickers took the lead back for the Pioneers after making a 3-pointer in the 11 minute. Mak Hutson also hit two 3-pointers of his own going 2-2 in the first half. The Pios made four three's in the first half and shot 51.9% from the field compared to Pacific's 44.1%.

In the second half, the point difference stayed within single digits with both teams trying to take the lead. Lewis & Clark's Nico Bricker was able to take another lead for the Pios after making a tough layup in the paint with under two minutes left, which put them up 75-73. Daelon Floyd was then able to make a great block on the defensive side of the ball to give Vickers a chance at a 1-on-1 layup that missed. Pacific had the last possession that almost went to the Pioneers off of a loose ball but it resulted in a jump ball instead. Pacific's Brevin Brown was able to send the game into overtime by making a layup with under five seconds left.

In overtime Hutson hit two 3-pointers with two minutes left, after Zeke Crawford made one at the start of this period, to put the Pioneers up 83-79. Pacific then made two layups of their own, another one that was at the last second, to tie the game at 84-84 and sending the game into a second overtime.

In the second overtime, Lewis & Clark was only able to score six points to the Boxers' 16, three of which came from a 3-pointer by Kyle Owens.

The Pios had seven players with double digit points tonight with Vickers as the leading scorer with 18 points and six rebounds. Floyd was the leader in rebounds with nine and 15 points.

The Pioneers will be coming back to Pamplin Sports Center Jan 27 to start a four home game streak against the Willamette Bearcats. Tip-off will begin at 7 p.m.